After a frustrating afternoon of fighting a misfire in his NASCAR Modified, Shawn Solomito of Center Moriches and his team rebounded in the 40-lap main event on Grand Opening Night at Riverhead Raceway on Saturday. Solomito claimed the victory with a late-race pass of Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead.
Solomito, the 2012 NASCAR Modified champion at Riverhead, spent 29 laps shadowing Rogers and biding his time. He saw an opening under Rogers as the duo exited a corner on Lap 29. By the time they raced into the first turn to start the 30th lap, Solomito had reclaimed the lead for good.
Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead became the first Riverhead Raceway driver in 56 years to win two stock car titles in the same year at Riverhead Raceway on Saturday night.
Former Blunderbust champion Scott Maliszewski of Deer Park burned the midnight oil to get his potent racer back in shape for action at Riverhead Raceway on Saturday evening. READ
Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead took a big step toward his third career Riverhead Raceway NASCAR Modified championship Saturday night when he swept the Twin 30 feature events for his seventh and eighth victories of the season. READ
Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville entered an elite group of only five drivers over a 31-year period to sweep a season’s worth of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events at Riverhead Raceway when he triumphed Saturday night in the Riverhead 200. He had won the Hoosier Tire 200 in June. READ
Saturday night at Riverhead Raceway was a night to celebrate the rich history of Long Island stock car racing at Riverhead Raceway as well as to look toward to the future. READ
Tom Rogers Jr. of Riverhead swept the NASCAR Modified Twin 49s Saturday at Riverhead Raceway to score his fifth and sixth wins of the season as well as taking a commanding 32-point lead in the chase for the championship. READ
It was a night off for the NASCAR modifieds Saturday at Riverhead Raceway, setting the stage for the late models to steal the show. The night was dubbed “Late Model Thunder” Saturday. (more…)